Center for Civic Engagement

Get Involved in Civic Issues

As engaged citizens, it is important to seek out knowledge about pressing social issues. It is equally important that we understand the ways we can take action in order to affect positive change.

Nazareth is providing a list of resources or students, staff, and faculty for how to get more involved in our community and with our current pressing social issues:

Voting, Advocating, and Citizenship:

Countable: Free app and website shows what's being voted on by Congress and provides ways to share your views with your representatives. Similar apps include Congress, TrackBill, Contact Congress, and Starlight Congress.

Contact your elected representatives: Find who represents you (based on your address/state) and how to reach them. 

Voting Resources:

Some Local and National Resources:

These are among the many opportunities locally and nationally to learn more and to get involved on issues.

Naz students volunteer with refugees at Mary's Place

Nazareth students volunteer at Mary's Place

Election Resources for the Classroom:

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and American Federation of Teachers developed a resource for faculty in response to an unprecedented spike in hate crimes and threats, both physical and verbal, on college and university campuses in the United States after the election. This resource includes information on what is protected classroom speech and conduct and what is not, and gives attention to non-tenure-track faculty members.

The document, "Frequently Asked Questions for Faculty in the Wake of the 2016 Election," is available, along with other resources for faculty, in the "FAQs" section of the AAUP website.

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